GRFNL Round 14 Football Review | Kangas cap great fightback to beat Moulamein


ULTIMA staged a brilliant final quarter fightback to beat Moulamein in Saturday’s 14th round of Golden Rivers FNL senior footy action.

The Kangaroos faced an 11-point deficit at the start of the final term against the Swans at Ultima.

Accuracy was a key factor as Moulamein scored four goals straight in the first half and Ultima racked up 4.9.

Moulamein turned the contest in a big way as it slammed on 4.4 to 1.2 in the third term to lead 52-41 at three quarter-time.

The Kangaroos bounced back brilliantly to score 6.3 to 2.3 in the last for an 80-67 victory.

Ryan Devereux led Ultima’s attack on three goals as Kyle Symons added two.

Beau Duggan-Hulands booted a match-high five goals for Moulamein as Andy Silva kicked two.

Best for Ultima were Jake Foster, Mitchell Seton-Stewart, Sam Coffey, Caillum Brady, Thomas Bull and Zac Cattlin.

Luke Shannon, Blake Azzopardi, Amos Farrell, Morgan Turvey, Cody Storm and Andy Silva shone for the Swans.

The Macorna Tigers roared to a 55-point win at home against Murrabit.

The visitors made a great start to lead 18-17 at quarter-time before Macorna added 3.2 to a behind in the second.

The Murrabit Blues worked hard to be within two goals at a quarter to play, but it was Macorna which dominated the last 30 minutes.

A tally of 8.3 to 1.2 in the last sealed a 107-52 victory for the yellow and black.

Macorna’s attack was led by Hunter Anset and Lachlan Ritchie, three; Michael Roberts, Josh Walters and Chris Wilson, two.

A tally of four goals by Murrabit star Damian Cupido put his season mark on 49.

Blues’ captain Nathan O’Toole kicked three goals.

Best for Macorna were Nick Ingleton, Shaun Haffenden, Hunter Anset, Josh Cameron, Fergus Bear and Chris Wilson.

Nathan O’Toole, Cooper Williams, Michael Grant, Tobie Cameron, Sean Gillen and Blake Watts played well for the Blues.

Hay marked a 94-point victory at Wandella.

The Lions led 19-13 at quarter-time of the clash in the Bombers’ hangar.

From there it was Hay which dominated play.

The Lions slammed on 7.3 to nil in the second.

Quarter three was closely-fought as Hay added 3.2 and the Bombers replied with 2.6.

Led by the play of Dom Booth, Will Clark and Clint Brunnenmeyer, Hay kicked away for a 20.7 (127) to 4.9 (33) victory.

Declan Watson and Jensen Hargreaves kicked seven and six goals for Hay as Daniel Zambon added two.

Adam Ward kicked two majors for the Bombers.

Best for Hay included Fergus and Jack Cattanach, and Jensen Hargreaves.

Adam Ward, Russell Rich, Jarred Schlitz, Griffin Fowler, Logan Keighran and Tim Robinson played well for Wandella.

Golden Rivers FNL senior footy ladder:

Ultima 170 per cent, 52 points; Moulamein 134, 40; Hay 124, 36; Macorna 89, 20; Wandella 68, 12; Murrabit 57, 8.

In next Saturday’s round 15 action, it’s the clash of the Lions and Tigers as Hay and Macorna play at Hay Recreation Reserve from 2.25pm.

Moulamein takes on Wandella at Moulamein.

Murrabit hosts Ultima on the Blues’ ground.

Leaders in the goalkicking race:

49 Damian Cupido, Murrabit.

36 Declan Watson, Hay.

34 Andy Silva, Moulamein.

31 Lachlan Ritchie, Macorna.

29 Daniel Aarsman, Moulamein.

24 Khy Stovell, Moulamein.

21 Kyle Symons, Ultima.

20 Josh Flight, Moulamein.

19 Ryan Devereux, Ultima.

18 Amos Farrell, Moulamein.

18 Michael Rowe, Wandella.

17 Simon Bunyan, Hay.

17 Jensen Hargreaves, Hay.

17 Josh Walters, Macorna.

16 Fergus Cattanach, Hay.

16 Chris Wilson, Macorna.

14 Troy Parker, Macorna.

14 Liam Whitbourne, Hay.


Photo – Helen Bennett